P.A blog post #2

Hi, Everybody!

I finally finished the light painting! We used an app called Pablo to create the light painting. It looked good but different from what we thought it would. I felt nervous while making it but I was really excited to. When I first saw it I was surprised in a good way. It looked really good and special. It looked very different then I thought it would. If I could change it I would be more organized and prepared.

PA Dance Unit

Hi, readers!

Today I am talking about the PA dance unit I am currently in for 2 months. The central idea is patterns can be represented through a combination of art forms. Basically, it means that you can make patterns if different types of art. In this unit, we are focusing on dance.  The summative assessment is to create a light painting.

Just in case you don’t know what is a light painting, it’s a type of dance, but you’re in the dark and there are glowsticks taped to your body. Then you dance. After, you use this app to capture the light and make it into a light painting! Here are some examples:images-1 Denis-Smith-Ball-of-Light-740x400imgres-7

These three are all excellent examples, but if you are not good at it, it will probably look more like this: Screen Shot 2017-05-08 at 8.41.45 PM Anyways, one day Ms. Butler told us to choose our favorite sport that we liked and make it into a dance. For example, my sport that I chose was hokey, so my dance move was shooting the puck. Then she divided my class into a bunch of groups and each group put their dance moves together to make a dance. It was so fun.

By the way, our groups are permanent groups for the whole unit. My group included: Me(Obviously), Sierra, Shiv and Kwok. She also gave us some homework over the spring break and it was to finish a dance storyboard for the light painting I’m doing tomorrow.

The next week, we learned about the “Elements of Dance”. Screen-Shot-2017-05-04-at-10.28.03-PM-300x287There are 5 of them, body, action, space, energy, time. We need to use the body because we need to choose what body part we’re going to use and how to make our bodies to shapes. We need to use action because you don’t know what you’re going to do without it. For example, you might decide to stretch, spin, run, leap, jump, etc. Next is energy. energy is what emotion the dance is. For example, if it is strong and heavy, the emotion will be angry. Space is about how high you are and the area you are using. By how high I mean if all the glowsticks were all high then the whole thing will be a messy blob. Time is how fast the dance is.

After spring break, there was not a lot of PA lessons, and when all the holidays was over we already were almost finished and we are going to the summative. Overall my group did OK but I am a bit nervous about the summative. Wish me luck! Bye!

Himalayas

The Himalayas

BY: JULIAN AND RYAN B.

Himalayas: The Introduction                            

       The Himalayas is a really beautiful sight. It’s is also good for sightseeing, since there are many animals and sightings of the “Yeti”. But, this wonderful landscape is getting destroyed by us humans. This report will have some information and how to stop the people destroying the himalayas.

All About The Himalayas

       The Himalayas is one of the biggest and youngest mountain range in the world. It has over 52 mountains and is the home of the great Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world! The height of Mount Everest is 8,848 km. The Himalayas is home to 300 species of mammals including the snow leopard, the red panda, the black bear and more. The Himalayas are also home to 10,000 species of plant and 977 species of birds. The Himalayas are also the source of the major rivers which are known as the Ganga, the Brahmaputra and the Indus which altogether gives water to a billion people. There are also another 35 rivers whose source is the Himalayas.

 

Human Impact (Bad)

       Humans cause sound which causes avalanches. During avalanches, about 3500 animals die. Also, many poachers go to the Himalayas to hunt animals. Not just that, but humans  caused  deforestation in the himalayas. Another thing that humans created is global warming, climate change, plus landslides kill a lot of animals.Plus, a lot of animals experience habitat loss.

 

Human Impact (Good)

       Don’t always think that all humans are bad just for destroying and ecosystem. Some humans like the government are good and want to save the ecosystem. They send out farmers to work there, stop poaching, plant food for the animals, banning hunters, and creating National Parks to help animals survive.

 

Myths

      Have you heard about the Yeti? Many eyewitnesses said they saw the Yeti. They are known for living in the Himalayas. They are in the dreaded ape-man family, which also includes bigfoot. Also, they might be primates.  

Food Chain

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Creation of the Himalayas

       The Himalayas was created 550 B.C. It was created by the Indian Plate and Asian Plate collided. They formed a big mountain range and scientists called it “The Himalayas”. Many animals moved into the ecosystem and started the generations and generations of animals in the Himalayas.

 

What Can We Do?

       What can you do? Well, there’s many big things you can do, and small things you can do.

Small things:

  • Recycle
  • Plant a tree
  • Earth Hour
  • Donate to WWF Link

 

Big Things:

  • Big fair

The End!

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THANK YOU FOR READING!

Credits:

Me(Ryan Boon): Co-author, co-illustrator, editor, co-publisher

Julian Chan: Co-author, co-illustrator, co-publisher

給媽媽的信

親愛的媽媽:

您好嗎? 工作忙嗎?

       媽媽, 您每天都努力工作和幫我和妹妹, 所以我的生活很方便。媽媽,在學校做的很好, 所以我應該要一個禮物。 我想的禮物是寵物小精靈遊戲器。 我兩個最好的朋友都有一個寵物小精靈遊戲器和兩個朋友都說它是很好玩和我很喜歡寵物小精靈卡,所以我應該喜歡寵物小精靈遊戲。 我很久都想要一個寵物小精靈遊戲器, 但是我還沒有一個寵物小精靈遊戲器。 我很喜歡寵物小精靈, 所以我應該會喜歡寵物小精靈遊戲器。

       如果你給我一個寵物小精靈遊戲器, 我就會很快樂。

 

       祝你

身體健康                                                                                                                                                        孩子

橋敬上

             三月一日

Week Review(Jan 3rd-Jan 6rd)

Hi readers!

If you read Julian’s blog, you would know that Mr. Adams is not the teacher in 4E anymore, it is Ms.Laura! It is a big and exciting change. During the first school day in 2017(Monday), we finished a Chinese new year poster and learned the song “你的中文怎麼樣?”and we started to make our Chinese posters for Chinese New Year. Ms. Laura also taught us a lot of advertising techniques. Also, we finished our paper posters. Here is my poster that I made with Julian and Richard:Photo on 13-1-2017 at 8.47 AMDuring Tuesday, My class had a spotlight about star wars(and recorders). It included a battle scene and people dying. On Wednesday, we learned random stuff like advertising and researching about nian. (nian is a evil and cruel monster)

imgresOn Thursday, we learned random stuff like advertising and researching about nian. On Friday we coded. Bye!

 

Book Club Character Recommendation 2

Hey, Readers!

I know you are very excited about my new blog post. I am supposed to choose a character from a book that I really like and during book club on friday I will persuade others to like the character  as much as you do. Actually it is basically the same from last time, except two things. We have to do a new character which has to be the main character and it has to be more detailed. To get things started, my character is Stan or Stan2012 in the elementia chronicles which I mentioned in my last post. Unknown-24imgresIn the elementia chronicles, Stan is a warrior/explorer/expert axe fighter/expert archer/president of Element city/best friends with Kat or KitKat783(one of main character) and Charlie or KingCharles_XIV(another one of the main characters)/main characters. Next, the details. He looks like Steve in minecraftUnknown-8VSUnknown-9 he speaks like anyone in minecraft, moves like anyone in minecraft, smells like anyone in minecraft.

My blog post is finished so g’day and bye